Seaman arrested for overpriced alcohol in Guiguinto

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) - Bulacan operatives interrogates the arrested suspect Randy Paguia (left) for an overpriced alcohol after an entrapment operation in Brgy Tabang, Guiguinto, Bulacan on Monday, March 30, 2020 about 11:30 a.m. (Photo courtesy of Bulacan PNP)

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — A 36-year-old seaman was arrested for overpriced alcohol in an entrapment operation conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) – Bulacan together with Guiguinto police in coordination with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) along Maharlika Highway, Brgy Tabang, Guiguinto on Monday.

P/Col. Lawtence Cajipe, acting Bulacan Provincial Director, identified the arrested suspect as Randy Paguia Y Betonio, presently residing in Bantayan St., Brgy Panginay, Balagtas town.

Based on the report of Major Rito Sebuala, Chief, Bulacan CIDG, a police poseur buyer made an online trasaction with the suspect and ordered thirty-five gallons of Isopropyl alcohol for P700 each, based on the amount the suspect offers online which exceeds the suggested retail price (SRP) of P500 – P550 per gallon.

Seized during the operation were 35 gallons of unbranded 70% Isopropyl alcohol content amounting to Php 24,500; one genuine P500 peso bill; and 24 pieces of P1000 bill boodle money.

The arrested suspect is presently under the custody of Bulacan CIDG Office together with the confiscated pieces of evidence.

Criminal complaints for Violation of RA 11469 in relation to DOH Department Circular Nos. 2020, Violation of RA 7581 as amended by RA 10623 (Prize Act), Violation of RA 7394 (Consumer Act) and Violation of Section 7 RA 11332 will be filed against the suspect before the Malolos City Prosecutors Office.

“The Bulacan Police is stern and relentless in the implementation of “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” and will not seized to go after the individuals and storeowners who will engaged in profiteering, overpricing and hoarding medical supplies,” Cajipe said. (RONDA BALITA Online)

Previous article54 illegal gamblers collared in Bulacan
Next articleFDCP magbibigay ng ayuda sa entertainment press
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here